Press releases 6 May, 2019

Brännland Ciders adds Connoisseur Estates to its UK Distribution partners

Brännland Ciders are delighted to announce a working partnership with Connoisseur Estates to develop their UK distribution. Connoisseur Estates will be launching Brännland’s unique, terroir-led ciders at forthcoming 39th London Wine Fair beginning May 20th. Founder and CEO will be supporting the Connoisseur Estates launch.

Brännland Cider produces artisanal cider on the Baltic seaboard of northern Sweden based on 100% apple juice and completely free from additives. Brännland has developed a uniquely Swedish range of ciders with its origin in the specific flavour profile and growing conditions of Swedish apples.

At a recent dinner at the award winning ‘M’ Restaurant, Victoria for journalists, award winning write and broadcaster Peter Richards MW described Brännland as ‘Cider isn’t just cider anymore’ and ‘truly thrilling’.

Brännland is looking to extend its distribution to more high end retailers and fine dining restaurants across the UK.

Established in 2002 Connoisseur Estates is a leading UK wine agency and distributor, that supplies the off trade. Brännland offers them the opportunity to add a unique prestige range to their existing portfolio which exhibit quality and individualism.

Brännland’s Founder and CEO, Andreas Sundgren Graniti explained,

‘The UK market is an important part of Brännland’s global export strategy. We are delighted to add Connoisseur Estates to our family of high quality distributors and look forward to working with them through our UK Director Alistair Morrell to bring this unique, terroir led range and story to food and drink connoisseurs across the UK territory.”

Connoisseur Estate’s MD commented,

“Connoisseur Estates continues to develop its prestige business in the UK with unique quality and individual propositions. We were excited by the quality of Brännland ciders, and its overall proposition, which appeals to a significant part of our client base, as well as assisting us to acquire new high-end clients. We look forward to working with Andreas, Alistair and the team to develop the Brännland business in the UK.”

Stock will be available mid May 2019 from Connoisseur Estates.

Connoisseur Estates will be exhibiting from its long term stand A42 at the London Wine Fair from May 20th-22nd 2019 at Olympia London.

The Brännland ciders will also be shown on Cider Is Wine stand EZ104 at London Wine Fair.

Contact for Brännland Cider

Andreas Sundgren Graniti – Founder CEO

Alistair Morrell – UK Director

T: +44 (0) 1628 628258

M: +44 (0) 7523609122

Contacts for Connoisseur Estates

Andrew Steel – Managing Director

T: +44 (0) 1344 862230

M: +44 (0) 7775 681262

About Connoisseur Estates

Connoisseur Estates was established in 2002 to develop and supply both agency and client own brands within the UK and European market places.

We currently sell our wines to a wide range of customers across the whole of the UK and N Ireland. We don’t supply the on trade directly but work with Wholesalers and Cash and Carry groups as well as smaller, independent specialist retailers.

Our business operates in two diverse and very separate sectors.

Firstly, since 2006 we have developed a portfolio of quality wines from independent producers around the world.

We also create and supply new labels for clients’ own brands, and develop distinct, high quality packaging for our customers’ ranges at highly competitive prices. We work with key producers in Italy, France, Spain and the New World on an ex cellars basis.

Our key core priorities across both sectors are to maximize sales and prestige product positioning.

Brännland Cider produces cider using 100% Swedish apples for a national and international market. The company's first vintage, an ice cider produced in the Swedish county of Västerbotten, not far from the arctic circle, using Swedish apples in adherence to the denomination set in the  country of origin of ice cider, Canada, was released in 2012.